Can I get opinions on this diamond

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

Get yourself to Pricescope!  Give them your budget and those wonderful people will find you the absolute best diamonds in your price range.   

Post # 18
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Helper bee

 

I would start with minimum GIA ex cut and symmetry.  For polish, I would accept GIA very good or excellent.  After you’ve hit all 3 of those markers, plug your numbers into the pricescope HCA calculator.  If it scores below a 2, you can use this chart to make sure the angles are the best example of complimentary.  I would rather go down in color and get an ideal cut. 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

lisag103 :  This .72 H SI1 is definitely more promising than your first option, but the crown angle is too steep not exactly complimentary to the pavilion angle.  Can you ask to see something with angles shown in the chart posted by @pinkflamingos posted?  Or register on pricescope.com and post on their rocky talk forum for solid advice and guidance.   

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

I tried to post a reply but it keeps going missing so trying again (hopefully there aren’t thirty duplicate posts haha) so here goes again:

Not to throw a spanner in the works but I just wanted to add that there are limitations to all of these tools (as anyone on Pricescope will tell you.) I’ve attached a link to pics/vids of two diamonds. One has an HCA of .7 and super ideal proportions (graded by GCAL)  and the second is a GIA XXX and has an HCA of 4.5 which, as per the HCA tool, you should only purchase if the price is right.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11igTlwbxr0ohCx9wTsLpMmV9QKO9d877?usp=sharing

I was very surprised to see how similar they look and, if it wasn’t for the difference in size and settings, I would have a hard time telling the two apart. Despite it’s dismal HCA score, the GIA XXX is a beautiful diamond.

Post # 22
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Busy bee

I’d pass on a good cut. 

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